The picturesque Pushkar is set in a valley near Ajmer in Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the famous, annual, religious, cattle fair held in Rajasthan.
Pushkar is among the five dhams or pilgrimages held high by the Hindus, the others being Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram, and Dwarka. It is said that in battle lord Brahma killed the demon Vajra Nabh with a lotus flower, whose petals floated down to earth and landed in three places in and around Pushkar where lakes sprang up. The Brahma temple is the most important and the only temple of Brahma in India.